Homeowners don’t usually do a routine inspection of their plumbing. Most people don’t know what to look for, but they will likely notice if anything’s wrong. Rust, buckling, or drops of water are early signs that there is something wrong with your pipes, and they require your attention to prevent future damages. A leaky pipe
Whether your pipes are leaky or clogged, a plumber can save the day. You call them, they fix your problem, then they leave. However, you have no idea what they did! You don’t even know what the real issue was, other than the symptoms that helped you make a conclusion. You may not even know
Everything breaks down sooner or later. No matter how well made..
Hydronic heating is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around since the mid-1800s; only the technological details have changed. Where once you would have had a massive central boiler that served an entire building, or perhaps a connection to a municipal district heating service, nowadays we see small self-contained systems. The advantages of this are
Water heaters are a little bit like cars; when you pay 22k for a sedan, there’s not very much to distinguish one brand from another. However, compare a basic economy model to a top-of-the-line BMW and you’re certain to notice some differences in build quality and performance. What is this then? A Mercedes? A
The fifth anniversary of Calgary’s 2013 flood is coming up, and we’re all reminded of how rainy it can be here in late spring and early summer. Sewer backflow is a damage vector that you can actually do something to prevent, and chances are your insurance company will reward you for doing so. A
A garbage disposal unit is an awfully nice thing to have. However, with the advent of Calgary’s Green Bin recycling program for biodegradable waste, many people have come to frown on their use. It’s A Good Thing The Green Bin program is making a real difference for the better. More than half of what
It’s a fact that here in Calgary we enjoy one of the world’s safest, cleanest water supplies. It’s also a fact that our water supply has a fairly high mineral content; this is understandable considering our water comes to us via overland drainage from a mountain watershed– namely the Bow and Elbow rivers. Calgary’s
Even the finest quality tap water contains things you don’t want. Why not treat yourself to the purest, best tasting water available? The Universal Solvent Water is known as the universal solvent because given time, it is capable of dissolving more substances than any other liquid. This is the very property that makes water
On average, a hot water tank will last 8–10 years, but with regular maintenance, you can extend that to as long as 15 years.